Patents by Inventor Yutaka Iwahori

Yutaka Iwahori has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20190390512
    Abstract: A daylighting system includes: a functional film which transmits light from an outdoor area of a building to introduce the light to an indoor area of the building; a weather detection unit configured to detect weather in a location at which the functional film is installed; and a control unit configured to control a transmittance of the functional film, based on a result of detection by the weather detection unit. The weather detection unit is configured to detect the weather, based on a result of comparing an illuminance of the light from the outdoor area with a reference value for the illuminance, and a result of comparing a color temperature of the light from the outdoor area with a reference value for the color temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yutaka IWAHORI
  • Patent number: 10285031
    Abstract: A method for controlling an information terminal according to one aspect of the present disclosure includes: when a user of the information terminal uses the electric mobile body, acquiring information indicative of a state of an electric storage device mounted in an electric mobile body from the electric storage device via a first communicator that is a communicator of the information terminal and that performs near field communication with the electric storage device; and transmitting the information indicative of the state of the electric storage device to a server device via a second communicator that is a communicator of the information terminal and that communicates with the server device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shoichi Toya, Yutaka Iwahori
  • Patent number: 10144126
    Abstract: A robot system for carrying out a plurality of operations during assembly or maintenance of an aircraft or spacecraft includes a first robot having a base portion, a movable robot arm having a first coupling portion, and a first control means for controlling the robot arm, a plurality of second robots having movement means, a drive portion operable to drive the movement means, a tool portion having a tool for carrying out a specific one of the operations, a second coupling portion adapted to be selectively and releasably coupled with the first coupling portion in a predetermined positional relationship, and a second control means for controlling the respective second robot. The first and second control means are adapted to control the drive portion of one of the second robots and the robot arm to couple the first coupling portion and the respective second coupling portion in the predetermined positional relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Ingo Krohne, Robert Alexander Goehlich, Yoshiyasu Hirano, Yuichiro Aoki, Yutaka Iwahori, Atsushi Kanda
  • Patent number: 10014696
    Abstract: A system includes: connectors electrically connected to storage battery packs respectively; at least one of a discharger that discharges electric power of the storage battery packs through the connectors and a charger that charges the storage battery packs through the connectors; an information holder that holds identification information of the connectors; a receiver that receives information of the storage battery packs and the identification information of the connectors connected to the storage battery packs, which the storage battery packs receive from the information holder, respectively from the storage battery packs through wireless communication; and a storage that stores the received information of the storage battery packs and the received identification information of the connectors connected to the storage battery packs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shoichi Toya, Yutaka Iwahori
  • Publication number: 20170104349
    Abstract: A system includes: connectors electrically connected to storage battery packs respectively; at least one of a discharger that discharges electric power of the storage battery packs through the connectors and a charger that charges the storage battery packs through the connectors; an information holder that holds identification information of the connectors; a receiver that receives information of the storage battery packs and the identification information of the connectors connected to the storage battery packs, which the storage battery packs receive from the information holder, respectively from the storage battery packs through wireless communication; and a storage that stores the received information of the storage battery packs and the received identification information of the connectors connected to the storage battery packs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Inventors: SHOICHI TOYA, YUTAKA IWAHORI
  • Publication number: 20170064495
    Abstract: A method for controlling an information terminal according to one aspect of the present disclosure includes: when a user of the information terminal uses the electric mobile body, acquiring information indicative of a state of an electric storage device mounted in an electric mobile body from the electric storage device via a first communicator that is a communicator of the information terminal and that performs near field communication with the electric storage device; and transmitting the information indicative of the state of the electric storage device to a server device via a second communicator that is a communicator of the information terminal and that communicates with the server device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventors: SHOICHI TOYA, YUTAKA IWAHORI
  • Publication number: 20170057080
    Abstract: A robot system for carrying out a plurality of operations during assembly or maintenance of an aircraft or spacecraft includes a first robot having a base portion, a movable robot arm having a first coupling portion, and a first control means for controlling the robot arm, a plurality of second robots having movement means, a drive portion operable to drive the movement means, a tool portion having a tool for carrying out a specific one of the operations, a second coupling portion adapted to be selectively and releasably coupled with the first coupling portion in a predetermined positional relationship, and a second control means for controlling the respective second robot. The first and second control means are adapted to control the drive portion of one of the second robots and the robot arm to couple the first coupling portion and the respective second coupling portion in the predetermined positional relationship.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Applicant: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Ingo Krohne, Robert Alexander Goehlich, Yoshiyasu Hirano, Yuichiro Aoki, Yutaka Iwahori, Atsushi Kanda
  • Publication number: 20170063111
    Abstract: A battery pack includes a battery, a suspension unit that establishes or breaks an electrical connection between the battery and an external device, and a control unit that controls the suspension unit to break the electrical connection between the battery and the external device when a usage state of the battery pack does not satisfy a usage condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventors: SHOICHI TOYA, YUTAKA IWAHORI
  • Publication number: 20160322967
    Abstract: This circuit constant variable circuit changes the circuit constant of a passive element for which the impedance fluctuates according to the frequency of an AC current. The circuit constant variable circuit is equipped with a first bidirectional switch (Q1) connected in series, a series circuit (20) including a passive element (C1), and a second bidirectional switch (Q2) connected in parallel to the series circuit (20).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Inventors: Satoru INAKAGATA, Hideki TAMURA, Yutaka IWAHORI, Kazushi NAKAZAWA, Mariko KIFUJI
  • Patent number: 8033608
    Abstract: A vehicle seat is provided with: a rotation lock mechanism for inhibiting or permitting rotation of the both support arms placed at a fixed position relative to base frames and a support arm operation mechanism for actuating the rotation lock mechanism by tilting of a backrest. In the vehicle seat, when the backrest is tilted forward beyond a maximum forward adjustment angle of a reclining angle range, the rotation of the both support arms from the fixed position is permitted. When the backrest is tilted further backward than the maximum forward adjustment angle, the rotation of the both support arms from the fixed position is inhibited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Toyota Boshoku Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Nao Yoshida, Yutaka Iwahori
  • Patent number: 7950832
    Abstract: An LED luminaire is provided with a light emitting module composed of plural kinds of LEDs emitting lights of different colors, a lens unit having a lens for diffusing the mixed-color light from the light emitting module, a light output controller for controlling electric current fed to each of the LEDs, and a light sensor for sensing the light from the light emitting module. The light output controller performs feedback control on the electric current fed to each of the LEDs based upon light levels of the sensed light, so that the light emitted from the light emitting module has desired chromaticity. The lens unit contains a light guide for guiding the light from the lens to the light sensor and can guide the light from the light emitting module to the light sensor with a high efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: Panasonic Electric Works Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenichiro Tanaka, Yutaka Iwahori, Yuji Suzuki
  • Patent number: 7802759
    Abstract: To provide an aircraft wing which has both high bending flexibility in the wing chord direction and high capacity to maintain the wing shape in the wing span direction, and to which morphing aircraft technology can be applied in the high-speed regime where aerodynamic forces are high. The wing is formed by arranging a plurality of CFRP rods having maximum anisotropic stiffness in the axial direction, so as to be parallel to the wing span direction, and filling the gaps between the CFRP rods with an elastic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Assignee: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
    Inventors: Takashi Ishikawa, Yutaka Iwahori, Tomohiro Yokozeki, Shin-ichi Takeda
  • Publication number: 20100219760
    Abstract: An LED luminaire is provided with a light emitting module composed of plural kinds of LEDs emitting lights of different colors, a lens unit having a lens for diffusing the mixed-color light from the light emitting module, a light output controller for controlling electric current fed to each of the LEDs, and a light sensor for sensing the light from the light emitting module. The light output controller performs feedback control on the electric current fed to each of the LEDs based upon light levels of the sensed light, so that the light emitted from the light emitting module has desired chromaticity. The lens unit contains a light guide for guiding the light from the lens to the light sensor and can guide the light from the light emitting module to the light sensor with a high efficiency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2007
    Publication date: September 2, 2010
    Inventors: Kenichiro Tanaka, Yutaka Iwahori, Yuji Suzuki
  • Patent number: 7717589
    Abstract: A light emitting device comprises: an LED chip mounted in a recess formed in a mounting substrate; a wavelength converting member that is disposed so as to cover the recess and the edge area around the recess and that is excited by light emitted from the LED chip to emit light of a wavelength different from an excitation wavelength; and an emission control member disposed at a light output side of the wavelength converting member so as to allow emission of light coming from an area of the wavelength converting member that corresponds to the recess and to prevent emission of light coming from an area of the wavelength converting member that corresponds to the edge area around the recess. This can prevent variations in color between light emitted from the central part of the wavelength converting member and light emitted from the part of the wavelength converting member that is located on the edge area around the recess of the mounting substrate, thereby reducing unevenness of color on the irradiation surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: Panasonic Electric Works Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kouji Nishioka, Masaru Sugimoto, Hideyoshi Kimura, Ryoji Yokotani, Yutaka Iwahori, Takuma Hashmoto, Shinya Ishizaki, Satoshi Mori, Hiroyuki Sekii, Eiji Shiohama
  • Publication number: 20090243359
    Abstract: A vehicle seat is provided with: a rotation lock mechanism for inhibiting or permitting rotation of the both support arms placed at a fixed position relative to base frames and a support arm operation mechanism for actuating the rotation lock mechanism by tilting of a backrest. In the vehicle seat, when the backrest is tilted forward beyond a maximum forward adjustment angle of a reclining angle range, the rotation of the both support arms from the fixed position is permitted. When the backrest is tilted further backward than the maximum forward adjustment angle, the rotation of the both support arms from the fixed position is inhibited.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2008
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Applicant: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Nao Yoshida, Yutaka Iwahori
  • Patent number: 7495322
    Abstract: A light-emitting device (200) has a submount (100) and a plate for heat transfer (300) having a metallic plate (30). The submount (100) has a mount base (10), at least one light-emitting diode chip (5) mounted thereon and electrically conducting lines (12-17) formed on the mount base (10) to be connected electrically to the light-emitting diode chip (5). A first plane (11) of the mount base (10) of the submount (100) is bonded thermally to the first plate (300). For example, the plate is a circuit board having a metallic plate (30), and the submount (100) is bonded thermally to the metallic plate (30) of the one of the at least one plate (300). In an example, a second plate for heat transfer is also bonded thermally to a second plane of the mount base (100) for providing a plurality of heat transfer paths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2009
    Assignee: Panasonic Electric Works Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takuma Hashimoto, Masaru Sugimoto, Ryoji Yokotani, Koji Nishioka, Yutaka Iwahori, Shinya Ishizaki, Toshiyuki Suzuki, Yoshiyuki Uchinono, Masahide Muto, Satoshi Mori, Hideyoshi Kimura
  • Publication number: 20070085103
    Abstract: A light emitting device comprises: an LED chip mounted in a recess formed in a mounting substrate; a wavelength converting member that is disposed so as to cover the recess and the edge area around the recess and that is excited by light emitted from the LED chip to emit light of a wavelength different from an excitation wavelength; and an emission control member disposed at a light output side of the wavelength converting member so as to allow emission of light coming from an area of the wavelength converting member that corresponds to the recess and to prevent emission of light coming from an area of the wavelength converting member that corresponds to the edge area around the recess. This can prevent variations in color between light emitted from the central part of the wavelength converting member and light emitted from the part of the wavelength converting member that is located on the edge area around the recess of the mounting substrate, thereby reducing unevenness of color on the irradiation surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2004
    Publication date: April 19, 2007
    Applicant: MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC WORKS, LTD.
    Inventors: Kouji Nishioka, Masaru Sugimoto, Hideyoshi Kimura, Ryoji Yokotani, Yutaka Iwahori, Takuma Hashmoto, Shinya Ishizaki, Satoshi Mori, Hiroyuki Sekii, Eiji Shiohama
  • Publication number: 20070007540
    Abstract: A light-emitting device (200) has a submount (100) and a plate for heat transfer (300) having a metallic plate (30). The submount (100) has a mount base (10), at least one light-emitting diode chip (5) mounted thereon and electrically conducting lines (12-17) formed on the mount base (10) to be connected electrically to the light-emitting diode chip (5). A first plane (11) of the mount base (10) of the submount (100) is bonded thermally to the first plate (300). For example, the plate is a circuit board having a metallic plate (30), and the submount (100) is bonded thermally to the metallic plate (30) of the one of the at least one plate (300). In an example, a second plate for heat transfer is also bonded thermally to a second plane of the mount base (100) for providing a plurality of heat transfer paths.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2004
    Publication date: January 11, 2007
    Applicant: Matsushita Electric Works, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takuma Hashimoto, Masaru Sugimoto, Ryoji Yokotani, Koji Nishioka, Yutaka Iwahori, Shinya Ishizaki, Toshiyuki Suzuki, Yoshiyuki Uchinono, Masahide Muto, Satoshi Mori, Hideyoshi Kimura
  • Patent number: 7151129
    Abstract: The resin in a fiber-reinforced resin material that uses a single fiber reinforcing ply or a number of fiber reinforcing plies for reinforcing the resin material is reinforced by dispersing carbon nanofibers therein, whereby a fiber-reinforced composite resin material having improved strength such as compressive strength is provided. In a carbon nanofiber-dispersed resin fiber-reinforced composite material 1, an uncured resin 4 having carbon nanofibers 5 dispersed therein is impregnated into a number of fiber reinforcing plies 2a laid one upon another. Upon curing the resin 4, the strength of the matrix 3 itself is increased through the carbon nanofibers 5 dispersed in the resin 4. Moreover, the fiber reinforcement 2 and the resin 4 are joined together strongly by the carbon nanofibers 5, and hence the strength of the composite material, for example the compressive strength, which hitherto has been dependent on the strength of the resin 4 only, is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2006
    Assignee: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
    Inventors: Takashi Ishikawa, Yutaka Iwahori, Shin Ishiwata, Shunji Higaki
  • Publication number: 20060145031
    Abstract: To provide an aircraft wing which has both high bending flexibility in the wing chord direction and high capacity to maintain the wing shape in the wing span direction, and to which morphing aircraft technology can be applied in the high-speed regime where aerodynamic forces are high. The wing is formed by arranging a plurality of CFRP rods having maximum anisotropic stiffness in the axial direction, so as to be parallel to the wing span direction, and filling the gaps between the CFRP rods with an elastic material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2005
    Publication date: July 6, 2006
    Applicant: JAPAN AEROSPACE EXPLORATION AGENCY
    Inventors: Takashi Ishikawa, Yutaka Iwahori, Tomohiro Yokozeki, Shin-ichi Takeda